If you don't have a console or a powerful computer, you can spend the evening playing your favorite game right in a browser. During the Adobe Flash Player era, this was a very popular pastime on the internet. Although it no longer works, the niche continues to thrive. Certain ideas are much more logical to implement in a more compact form, so developers still create such projects and have their own audience.

In this list, we have compiled 20 of the best titles you can play immediately after visiting their website. Some of them have downloadable versions, but here we will focus on the browser versions.

Catan Universe

Catan UniverseImage: Ensigame

Catan Universe is a digital adaptation of the classic board game The Settlers of Catan. Here, players build settlements and roads to collect, trade resources. You can immerse yourself in the role of a colonist both online with friends and offline against bots.

One of the main advantages of Catan Universe is that it retains the engaging gameplay of the board version while offering a user-friendly interface, decent graphics. Additionally, various modes are available, including the original version, expansions, scenarios. This significantly adds variety and replayability.


roTopoImage: Ensigame

  • Release date: July 2016
  • Developers: BKNFR
  • Play: Rotopo.com

Do you love spatial puzzles? Then you should check out roTopo. The concept is simple but highly addictive. The character walks continuously, and the player chooses their direction. The locations consist of tiles, and when the hero steps on a new tile, the previous one disappears. The goal of each level is to make all the tiles disappear.

At first glance, the gameplay may seem simple, but as the player progresses through the levels, the task of stepping on each tile becomes increasingly difficult, requires logical thinking. To plan actions, the user can press the pause button, which is activated by pressing the spacebar. If you want to complete levels quickly, pay attention to the statistics during the pause.


WordleImage: Ensigame

  • Release date: October 2021
  • Developers: Josh Wardle
  • Play: Wordleplay.com

Wordle is a word puzzle that develops vocabulary and logical thinking. The main goal is simple: guess the hidden word in six attempts by entering different words and receiving hints about which letters are in the correct places.

Thanks to the hints, the player can strategize to find the right letters. For example, it is better if the first word contains as many different letters as possible to test them. Sometimes it can be quite challenging to remember a word that fits all the criteria, but overcoming this challenge will bring a lot of positive emotions. If you can't think of anything at all, you can refer to a dictionary for help.


AgarioImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: July 24, 2015
  • Developer: Matheus Valadares
  • Play: Agar.io

Agar.io is an online title where the player controls a cell. The goal is to grow by absorbing smaller cells while avoiding collisions with larger objects. This title is perfect for those who enjoy dynamic gameplay and the opportunity to compete with players from around the world.

In the beginning, you need to collect a lot of small food scattered across the map. This means you have to focus on surviving among huge opponents. However, when the character becomes bigger than other newcomers, the game becomes more interesting due to the pursuit of prey.

Dino Swords

Dino SwordsImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: August 2020
  • Developers: Sebastian Gabriel, MSCHF, 100 Thieves
  • Play: Dinoswords.gg

When the internet connection is interrupted in Google Chrome, a well-known game featuring a dinosaur appears. It runs through the desert and must dodge cacti by jumping over them. The goal is simple: score as many points as possible, although it’s better if the internet comes back sooner…

In 2020, a modified version called Dino Swords was released. It even has its own website. Unlike the original, this version includes special items that the player can collect in the air. The items are random, so only after picking them up does the dinosaur know what it has acquired.

To use the items, the player needs to press the corresponding keys on the keyboard. Mostly, these are weapons that destroy cacti, but there are also fun items like a portal gun and a time-slowing pill.

Little Alchemy 2

Little Alchemy 2Image: Ensigame

Little Alchemy 2 is a puzzle game that tests intuition, knowledge of physics. At the beginning, the gamer has only four basic elements: air, earth, fire, water. The user needs to drag them onto the workspace, combine them to create new items. Then, you combine these new items with each other and with the basic elements to obtain even more advanced objects. There are a total of 720 elements, so you can get hooked for a long time.

Little Alchemy 2 captivates with its meditative gameplay. Turn on favorite music and enjoy creating cities, volcanoes, and other things by simply combining drawings on the screen.

Let’s Fish

Lets FishImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: January 7, 2014
  • Developers: Ten Square Games
  • Play: Lets-fish.com

Let’s Fish should appeal to fishing enthusiasts. It features 40 fishing locations and over 400 types of fish. This variety makes the virtual hobby much more enjoyable.

The fishing process in the game is presented as an arcade simulator. To cast the line, the user needs to press a button (the player can also choose the casting strength). When the float starts to move, the gamer needs to start reeling in the line. You continue until you catch the fish.

Be careful not to let the fish slip off the hook! But at the beginning, this isn’t a concern — initial tasks will involve catching small fish like crucian carp.


GeoguessrImage: 3game.info

  • Release Date: May 9, 2013
  • Developer: Anton Wallén
  • Play: Geoguessr.com

It seems people can turn anything into a game. In this case, you’re challenged to guess where in the world you’re based on the appearance of a random location. The player can find themselves in Italy, Germany, or any other country in the world.

When you have an idea of a location, you need to click on that place on the map. On one hand, luck is important here, but on the other hand, logical reasoning can also lead the player to victory. Pay attention to architecture, plants, animals, and passing cars — any detail can be the key to the solution.

It’s especially fun to compete in guessing locations with friends, taking turns trying to identify the country.


Pac manImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: July 2018
  • Developer: Namco
  • Play: Pacman.live

Pac-Man was created back in 1980, but it is now almost impossible to find that original version. However, there are versions of the famous game available on websites for those who want to experience the classic. The protagonist's goal is to eat all the white dots on the level. Evil ghosts hinder the player, patrolling the corridors, killing the hero upon collision. 

You have three lives, and as long as they are not used up, progress is not reset. Occasionally, all the ghosts become harmless, and during this time, you can eat them to gain extra points. They then go to a special room, reappear after some time. If no white dots remain on the level, the user wins the game.

Town of Salem

Town of SalemImage: 1madagascarclub.ru

Town of Salem, much like Among Us, is based on the rules of the Mafia. However, in this case, the roles have been significantly expanded. There are many more roles than in the original concept, each tied to the local medieval setting and having unique tasks. 

It’s worth noting that the title stands out from other similar browser projects with its pleasant visuals, atmospheric music. The enjoyment of the gameplay depends on the players you encounter, but these elements greatly enhance the experience.


IslewardImage: ag.ru

Isleward is a unique pixel MMORPG set on a mysterious archipelago where you can explore islands, fight monsters, and find treasures. It is much more effective to team up with other players to overcome challenging trials, bosses. 

The game is also attractive due to its simplicity, accessibility. Thanks to its open-source code, constant updates, Isleward continues to evolve and offer new features. The flexible character development system allows players to create unique builds, strategies, adding depth, variety to the gameplay.

War Brokers

War BrokersImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: November 12, 2017
  • Developer: Trebuchet Entertainment LLC
  • Play: Warbrokers.io

War Brokers is a team-based first-person shooter reminiscent of Counter-Strike. It features various combat modes, such as bomb disposal, vehicle escort, battle royale. The browser version offers a wide range of weapons, vehicles that players can gradually unlock. Initially, you have a basic inventory. 

Tanks + helicopters are available for moving around the map. War Brokers features stylish low-polygon graphics, making it not only easy on the browser but also visually appealing. The controls are intuitive and responsive, allowing players to quickly adapt and enjoy the fast-paced gameplay.


DiepioImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: April 16, 2016
  • Developer: Matheus Valadares
  • Play: Diep.io

One of the best io projects, Diep.io, stands out from other similar games with its depth of mechanics thanks to its upgrade system. The character is a tank that must be continuously improved to effectively fight opponents. Each parameter significantly affects the tank's behavior and projectiles, making it interesting for players to create their own builds. In addition to upgrading stats for certain levels, players can choose between different tank guns.

These determine whether the tank will charge into crowds, shooting everyone with small projectiles, or aim from a distance to take down enemies with a single deadly shot. Diep.io offers several modes, including team-based and deathmatch. When playing in a group, it's beneficial to create unique builds that complement your teammates' tanks.


DOOMImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: 2019
  • Developer: id Software
  • Play: Dos.zone

The original DOOM was released on December 10, 1993. Today, skilled developers have ported the shooter even to a pregnancy test, but we are more interested in the browser version. Head to a Martian base to defeat hordes of demons! That’s the essence of the game. 

The project offers a wide arsenal of weapons — from shotguns to plasma guns, making each battle unique, thrilling. The atmospheric graphics, memorable soundtrack create a tense and dark atmosphere. If you enjoy this, try the 2016 version or Doom Eternal.


ChessImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: 2007
  • Developers: Erik Allebest and Jay Severson
  • Play: Chess.com

Chess is a timeless game. Now it is available right in a browser. You can play with strangers from all over the world or with friends. In the first case, each player has their own rating, so you only play with users of similar skill levels. The website also offers the option to play against the computer, a useful feature for beginners to learn and for experienced players to train. 

Regarding gameplay, the rules of chess are simple, but defeating an opponent requires tactics, strategy. Each piece moves in a specific way and can capture the opponent’s pieces. The goal is to trap the opponent’s king in a position where it cannot escape, known as checkmate.

Tanki Online

Tanki OnlineImage: Ensigame

  • Release Date: June 4, 2009
  • Developer: AlternativaGames
  • Play: Tankionline.com

Tanki Online is an exciting multiplayer game where you need to acquire various tank parts and create unique combinations. Compared to other browser-based projects, this project impresses with excellent graphics, detailed maps, creating an immersive battle atmosphere. 

Unlike some similar titles, the combat pace here is quite fast: after dying, a tank soon respawns and continues to participate in the battle. Additionally, the title features various modes that add variety.


TownscaperImage: Ensigame

If you want to relax while gazing at a colorful city on the water, built by your own hands, Townscaper is the game for you. This delightfully simple city-building simulator allows the user to place, remove blocks. They can also choose the color of the block to be placed. Depending on the location of the structure and what’s nearby, it will automatically turn into a suitable structure: a foundation, a floor, a balcony, etc. 

The more the user builds, the more they want to expand the city, lay paths between distant houses, add lots of colors, or change a street the player created at the beginning. The pleasant graphics and addictive gameplay can captivate even those who don't usually like city-building simulators. 

By the way, our list of simulators is sure to appeal to fans of this genre. Click the link to check out the article.

Quick, Draw!

Quick DrawImage: Ensigame

Quick, Draw! is a simple yet very amusing pastime. When the project was released, the fact that a neural network could understand drawings was astonishing. Now they can do much more, but most lack a gaming element, unlike this site. The rules are simple: you receive a random word or phrase, then you need to draw the item within a short time so that the neural network can guess it. 

After six rounds, the player sees their drawings and how many were guessed correctly. The gamer can also see what other people drew for the same prompts, often resulting in laughter, but sometimes leaving you wondering how someone managed to create such a masterpiece so quickly.

Happy Wheels

Happy WheelsImage: Ensigame

The main characters of Happy Wheels are so obsessed with reaching the finish line that they continue racing even after losing several limbs. The game is divided into levels, each being a logical puzzle. The controllable characters ride unusual vehicles, such as scooters or wheelchairs, making it a challenge to reach the end of the course alive. 

Many remember the title for its wide range of user-created levels. These tracks are often extremely difficult to complete, visually inventive. The humorous physics, challenging levels, and viewer requests have inspired many Let's Players to record playthroughs for years. 

Highly sensitive players should avoid this title, as it contains a lot of gore, unpleasant elements. If such things don't scare you, good luck in the most entertaining Dark Souls of the browser racing world. 

If you are looking for PC racing games, check out our selection.

Gartic Phone

Gartic PhoneImage: blogforest.ru

  • Release Date: January 1, 2020
  • Developer: Onrizon Social Games
  • Play: Garticphone.com

This is one of the best titles for online play with friends. The developers took the well-known Gartic Phone and created something wonderful based on it. When you enter the site, you’ll see fifteen different modes. 

To start, get familiar with the basic mode — Normal. Here, everyone first comes up with creative prompts, usually whatever comes to mind. Then each player receives a random prompt and must draw what is described. Next, everyone gets random drawings and must describe them with a prompt. 

Gartic PhoneImage: Ensigame

After several iterations, the game ends by showing the crazy journey each idea has taken. We only described the main mode, but the others are equally interesting and can be tried in any order. Be sure to connect with other players via voice chat to share emotions during the game!

All the presented titles are worth attention, and their variety will allow everyone to find something they like. As technology advances, you can find impressive projects even on websites. However, many of them are surprising mainly due to the creativity of their mechanics, making other aspects less important. This is especially true for io projects. They often feature a single mechanic developed to incredible heights. The competitive mode adds excitement. 

As mentioned at the beginning, some projects are available not only in the browser. If you particularly enjoy any of them, you can install them on  PC. Usually, such versions are indicated on the website, often with a link to Steam. If you’re interested in more browser games, you can find them on the same sites we mentioned. Developers often publish many of their projects in one place, making it easy for people to switch between them.

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